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Focus on diversity could help close automotive the skills gap

4 hours 12 min ago
Prospective employers in the automotive sector should "act with one voice" to address the skills gap as a matter of urgency, according to a new report.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU ruling clarifies burden of proof on illegal file-sharing

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:06
People identified as being responsible for illegal file-sharing must be able to provide information to show that another user of their internet connection could have been responsible for the act if they wish to avoid being held liable for copyright infringement, according to a new ruling by the EU's top court.
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Technology vision foresees new technical standards for NHS systems

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:31
Technology used by the NHS in England will need to conform to minimum technical standards in future, under plans outlined by the UK government.
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Mobile payments soar among Chinese travellers

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:06
Popular travel destinations for Chinese consumers have seen the use of mobile payments surge during the seven-day long 'Golden Week' of Chinese public holidays this October.
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CMA: collusion could be addressed with personalised pricing

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:51
The risk of businesses colluding with one another over the price of goods and services would diminish if there was extensive use of personalised pricing algorithms in digital markets, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said.
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Data protection compensation claim fails to prove 'damage'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:16
Businesses that breach UK data protection law or misuse personal information are not automatically obliged to pay compensation to people affected by that breach, the High Court in London has confirmed.
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Anti-malware patent survives obviousness claims over internet posts

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:40
A series of messages posted on an internet bulletin board about how certain anti-malware software could be used did not invalidate a patent covering that technology, the High Court in London has ruled.
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UK government publishes guidance to support new trade mark laws

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:55
The UK government has published documents designed to support the implementation of new trade mark laws, which come into force next year.
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Review to consider role of data in UK regulated markets

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:34
The role that data can play in improving competition, innovation and consumers' experiences in the UK's financial services, energy and telecoms markets is to be considered in a new cross-government review.
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Singapore competition regulator fines Uber and Grab S$13 million

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:49
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) fined Grab and Uber over S$13m, saying that their merger led to a substantial erosion of competition in Singapore.
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Bank outsourcing guidelines 'are risk to competition and innovation'

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 08:51
Competition and digital innovation at banks is at risk unless significant changes are made to planned new regulatory guidelines on outsourcing, an international law firm has said.
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Geo-blocking rules apply to cross-border cloud contracts

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:30
Geo-blocking rules set to take effect later this year apply to cross-border cloud computing contracts between businesses, the European Commission has confirmed.
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Proposed national security merger controls will be intrusive

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:02
ANALYSIS: A UK government proposal would expand ministers' already considerable powers to intervene in mergers on national security grounds.
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EU: Luxembourg McDonald's tax ruling was not illegal state aid

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 08:40
Tax rulings granted by Luxembourg in favour of McDonald's were not illegal state aid, the European Commission has concluded following an investigation.
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UK panel on competition in digital markets begins work

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:39
A panel of academics, led by a former economic advisor to the US government, has been given a few months to come up with recommendations on how the UK's competition regime could be updated to better account for developments in digital markets.
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US antitrust law dubbed wrong tool for FRAND breaches

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:46
Holders of standard-essential patents (SEPs) should not automatically be considered to be in breach of US competition laws if they fail to licence their patents to others on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, a senior US official at the Department of Justice (DoJ) has said.
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No-deal Brexit: new e-notification service will replace OJEU

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:19
The UK will set up its own electronic tender notification platform to replace the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) section of the EU Official Journal (OJEU) if it leaves the EU without a formal Brexit deal in place, it has confirmed.
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Human rights court rules on UK's mass interception of communications

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:31
It is possible for intelligence agencies and law enforcement bodies to engage in the mass interception of communications to protect national security without breaching human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said.
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Data watchdog seeks views on regulatory sandbox

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:33
Businesses can help shape the way a new testbed for "innovative products and services using personal data in innovative ways" is designed, according to the UK's data protection authority.
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MEPs back planned copyright reforms

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:05
Controversial plans to reform EU copyright laws have been backed by MEPs in a vote on Wednesday.
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